What Certifications Can You Earn?

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The Academy of SFT is an Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) of 125 Hours. Training leads to Associate Certified Coach (ACC) at Level 1 of 60 hours and Professional Certified Coach (PCC) after completion of Level 1 and Level 2 via the PCC-ACTP pathway.

ICF started in 1995 as a non-profit organization for fellow coaches to support each other and began its quest to raise the profile of professional coaching. ICF created Core Compe-tencies and built a Code of Ethics, setting the standard in the coaching field. ICF also defined accreditation standards to ensure consistency in coach training, and developed an ICF Credentialing system.

ICF Credentials:

  • Associate Certified Coach, ACC

  • Professional Certified Coach, PCC

  • Master Certified Coach, MCC

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The Academy of SFT is a founding member of the International Alliance of Solution Focused Teaching Institutes (IASTI), established in Malmö, Sweden in 2010. The member Institutes represent training institutes all over the world who are committed to high quality training standards in the Solution-Focused model.


IASTI member Institutes represent a longstanding tradition in providing Solution-Focused therapy, coaching, consulting, supervision and training and have a long tradition in being actively involved in the development of Solution-Focused practices. IASTI member institutes participate in Peer Quality Review to maintain fidelity and high standards of training.


IASTI Certifications:

  • Solution Focused Practitioner

  • Advanced SF Practitioner 

  • Master Solution Focused Practitioner


The Academy of SFT was the first to bring Solution Focused certification to Asia in 2004. Accredited by the Canadian Council of Professional Certification (CCPC) to provide SF certification in Therapy and Coaching, with the first appointed External Examiner and instrumental in the development and approval by the Board of CCPC to include Certified Solution Focused Coach designation.


The CCPC was established for the purpose of recognizing the accomplishments and certification of  professionals working in specific disciplines and to accredit training programs that meet the high standards for international training.


CCPC Certifications: 

  • Solution Focused Therapist

  • Solution Focused Practitioner

  • Solution Focused Coach

The ICF-ACTP SF Coach Training program was unique and personally transformational, it embodies coaching as a way of being, rather than pursuing a certification, and  embraces the power  of  asking "how to" rather than why.  Change as a constant in the client's life is something that can be expanded rather than managed.

-- Lauren Houghton, Performance Coach & Facilitator, Breakthru Leadership Pte Ltd

... exceptional solutions-focused coaching practitioners who bring in-depth experience and expertise to The Academy of Solutions Focused Training's certifications programs. I benefited tremendously from the practical coaching exercises and personalised guided feedback approach. Solutions focused coaching is especially relevant to the demands of our workplaces today... the go-to coaches if you want to get certified. Highly recommended!

-- Karen Leong, Director, Influence Solutions, Author, Motivational Speaker